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  • March 18 - 22, 2024
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Lei Yang

Peking University

Deputy President & Professor; Former Deputy Director General, NEA

Dr. Lei YANG is Research Professor and Deputy President of the Institute of Energy, Peking University, also Deputy President of the Carbon Neutrality Institue. He is a member of the Academic Committee of the Energy Transition and Social Development Research Center of Tsinghua University, Chair of International Gas Union coordination committee, and the Deputy Director of the editorial board of "International Petroleum Economy". He has served as Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency from 2016 to 2019, Director and Deputy Director General of the National Development and Reform Commission and the National Energy Administration since 2002. He is committed to promoting energy transition, energy reform, and global energy governance, participated in the research and formulation of a number of energy policies, and is enthusiastic about the Public Awareness of energy. He is the author of several popular energy related books and articles.

Sessions With Lei Yang

Thursday, 9 March

  • 12:00pm - 12:50pm (CST) / 09/mar/2023 06:00 pm - 09/mar/2023 06:50 pm

    China's Climate Pathways: Peak emissions and carbon neutrality

    Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    Amid challenges in the domestic and international markets, including relentlessly high commodity prices, China’s short-term policy focus is prioritizing economic growth stability and energy supply security. Nonetheless, the medium- to long-term goals of peaking carbon emissions by 2030 and reaching carbon neutrality by 2060 are also firmly and repeatedly confirmed by Beijing. How will the global energy supply crunch and price volatility impact China’s energy and power mix in the coming years? What will be the key new technologies to help China decarbonize? What is the role of natural gas in the decarbonization efforts? How do companies secure supply and adjust their strategies to align themselves with the decarbonization goals?